Adoption & Beyond, Inc. (Agency) offers Private Adoption Services to Prospective Adoptive Parent(s) (AP) who have already located their own Prospective Birth Parent(s) (BP) in Kansas or Missouri the opportunity to utilize the professional adoption services of our Agency.

Type of Fee
Amount
Fee Due Date
Initial Meeting with Prospective Birth Mother
Type of Fee
Initial meeting with Prospective Birth Mother fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:

  • Educating about the adoption process for Private Adoption
  • Evaluating purpose for creating an adoption plan and assessing any potential concerns
  • Providing hospital plan paperwork
  • Compiling Prospective Birth Mother’s (self-reported) Social and Medical Background and sending Social and Medical Background materials to Prospective Birth Father (if able)
  • Administrative costs (scanning, copying, phone calls, standard postage, etc.)
Application for Services
Amount
$1,000
Fee Due Date
Prior to meeting with BP (paid by AP)
Support and Education Services
Type of Fee
Support and education services include one or more of the following services provided by Agency:

  • Facilitating communication between BP and AP
  • Communicating with all professionals involved in the adoption
  • Creating and facilitating hospital plan
  • Providing Grief and Loss Education
  • Lifetime access to Agency beyond the adoption process
Application for Services
Amount
$3,000
Fee Due Date
Once AP and/or BP decide they want the Agency’s assistance with their private adoption process

Miscellaneous Adoption Expenses

Travel
Type of Fee
Mileage up to 60 miles Round Trip (RT) is included in the fees paid for Private Adoption Services. A travel fee is charged for services provided further than 60 miles (RT) from Agency’s office or closest regional social service employee.
Application for Services
Amount
$1
per mile
Fee Due Date
Prior to meeting with BP or upon billing (paid by AP)
Home Study Review
Type of Fee
If home study was completed by an out-of-state agency, we will review report to ensure state requirements for KS or MO have been met prior to placement. Home study review fee includes one or more following services provided by Agency:

  • Reviewing home study report
  • Communicating with home study agency regarding any changes needed to bring report into compliance
Application for Services
Amount
$400
per report
Fee Due Date
Prior to Home Study being reviewed
Court Hearings
Type of Fee
If AP’s adoption occurs in MO, courts usually require Agency to attend BP and AP’s court hearing(s). Fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:

  • Attending court hearings in person or via teleconference
  • Reviewing placement reports from out-of-state agency
  • Preparing Agency documents needed for court
Application for Services
Amount
$300
each
(Generally 2 court hearings)
Fee Due Date
Pre-payment of all court hearings due prior to Temporary Court Hearing
Interstate Compact Paperwork
Type of Fee
When an adoption occurs across state lines, paperwork must be prepared and submitted to both states before the child can legally cross state lines. ICPC fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:

  • Preparing and compiling the necessary paperwork needed for both states
  • Administrative costs (scanning, copying, phone calls, express postage, etc.)
Application for Services
Amount
$500
Fee Due Date
Prior to paperwork being initiated

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